We’re at Black Faucet Craft Burgers & Shakes, the latest eatery within the Disneyland Resort!
Situated within the Downtown Disney District (you’ll discover it instantly downstairs from the not too long ago opened Ballast Level Brewery & Kitchen), the extremely in style New York Metropolis-based restaurant has introduced its signature burgers, CrazyShakes, and extra to its first California location!
We’re so excited to be right here! And, in reality, so are numerous different individuals…
… and we’re completely happy to convey you proper on in with us!
Should you’re searching for a little bit style of the Massive Apple once you’re in Downtown Disney, look no additional than Black Faucet Craft Burgers and Shakes.
Using black which units the tone just isn’t overwhelming with the stability of sunshine woods and contrasts on the street artwork stylings on the partitions.
And also you’ll discover pops of colour in among the artwork which brightens issues up much more.
When studying the menu (we’ll look by way of it within the subsequent part), we observed a word the place Black Faucet describes itself as “upscale however not fussed up,” which is an efficient description of the hip vibe.
Now, we’re not digging in fairly but, however let’s discuss CrazyShakes for only a minute. (Okay, we actually can’t do this with out no less than giving a little bit sneak peek…)
Black Faucet Craft owns the bragging rights as being the unique dwelling for over-the-top milkshakes. These insane topped-with-everything shakes you’ll discover at spots like Seashores & Cream and Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney World?
Yeah, you’re trying on the inspiration for all of them proper right here at Black Faucet Craft Burgers & Shakes! So earlier than we begin sipping our personal, there are some options which can be distinctive to the Downtown Disney Black Faucet location, and two of them are with regard to CrazyShakes. First is the walk-up window outdoors solely devoted to to-go CrazyShakes!
And again inside, there may be additionally a bar the place friends can see CrazyShakes as they’re made.
The Downtown Disney location additionally has its personal service-style compared to Black Faucet Craft’s different areas… and, in reality, compared to most eating places round Disneyland Resort. Known as “enhanced fast-casual,” friends place their order on the counter, after which seat themselves.
Orders are delivered to the desk. Now right here’s the place the distinctive function is available in… let’s say you’d like, say, one other CrazyShake, or an order of Fried Mozz.
Nicely, then, you possibly can keep in your seat from this level and a Black Faucet workforce member may also help you out when you stay seated.
In fact, you must determine what you’d wish to order first…
Black Faucet is understood for his or her burgers and shakes, however there’s far more to the menu. (Click on the picture beneath to enlarge.)
Outdoors, we acquired a printed menu with merchandise descriptions to assist make some choices whereas ready in line. However if you happen to stroll proper in, you’ll see the menu over the ordering counters as properly.
Taking a better look, starter snacks embody classics like Fried Mozz, but in addition Crispy Brussels Sprouts among the many choices. And the Wings flavors embody Spicy Korean BBQ and Mexican Scorching Sauce.
And, in fact, these Craft Burgers make up an enormous a part of the menu, together with a Vegan Burger and Turkey Burger together with The Greg Norman half pound Wagyu beef burger. Although the emphasis is, as anticipated, on the burgers you’ll discover a few Rooster Sandwiches, too. You might also need to know that vegan and gluten-free buns can be found as properly, for a further $2.00.
Enjoyable add-ons in your burger embody a fried egg, bacon, caramelized onions, and any home sauce (you’ll see these listed within the subsequent pic), to call a number of.
Subsequent up are Craft Burger Salads! These embody a Black Faucet Burger Salad. Fries & Onion Rings add to the choices.
And take a look at The Diz Child (mini prime burger meal) below the Children’ Menu!
The drink menu is the place you’ll see Black Faucet’s well-known CrazyShakes highlighted among the many choices! Different beverage choices embody Craft Beer on Faucet with 21st Modification Blood Orange and Golden Street Pineapple Cart among the many choices. Housemade Iced Tea, Lemonade, and Cocktails can be found, too.
Let’s take a better take a look at the CrazyShakes by means of the printed menu. You’ll discover that the highest three — Cotton Sweet, The Cake Shake, and Candy ‘N Salty — can be found just for friends eating in.
However regardless of whether or not you dine in or choose up your shake outdoors, you’ll be capable to order from the Traditional Shakes (together with Peanut Butter, Caramel, and Nutella among the many decisions) and 5 CrazyShakes together with the Bam Bam (Fruity Pebbles) Shake, The Brooklyn Blackout, and the Downtown Disney-exclusive Strawberry Shortcake.
And if all that doesn’t make you able to dig in…
… then I don’t know what is going to!
Beginning with a pair from the Snacks checklist, we tried the Fried Pickles and the Fried Mozz. The Fried Pickles are served with the home buttermilk-dill sauce.
These are so enjoyable for sharing. However even higher, they’re severely tasty! That thick golden batter ups the ante on these, and the buttermilk-dill is the proper stability to the pucker from the pickle.
And, actually, are you able to ever go unsuitable with Fried Mozz? Whereas these are just about the common superior, crunchy, gooey belongings you’d count on when ordering some fried mozzarella, there are two attention-grabbing touches to level out.
First, that sauce is a smoky chipotle tomato sauce (versus your common marinara), including some nice, distinctive taste. And second… you gotta love how they topped fried cheese sticks with EVEN MORE CHEESE. Good!
However if you happen to’re at Black Faucet, you’ve clearly bought to go for some burgers. And because of the vegan and turkey choices (together with these gluten free and vegan bun choices), there’s one thing to satisfy nearly any burger craving.
The Texan Burger begins out like all the opposite beef burgers: with the “prime burger patty” of seven ounces of 100% Black Angus USDA licensed beef, and served with fries, lettuce, tomato, and a pickle on a potato roll. It’s topped with bacon, aged cheddar, and an enormous onion ring, with BBQ sauce and mayo to complete.
All the meat burgers are cooked to medium (except in any other case requested). General, relating to our 4 burgers, we thought a few them have been a little bit overdone. However simply by a contact and it didn’t take away an excessive amount of from the flavour.
Plus the toppings are terrific, as is the case with The Pizza Burger, which is topped with marinara, fried mozzarella, and parmesan.
We’ve stated it earlier than, and we’ll say it once more… don’t knock a fried mozzarella-topped burger ’til you strive it, people. It completely works!
The Mexico Metropolis is one other burger topped with an enormous onion ring. However warmth seekers will certainly be fascinated by listening to in regards to the different toppings on this one.
You’re taking a look at pepper jack cheese and pickled jalapenos (take a look at the dimensions of these slices!) with chipotle mayo for a crowning glory. This has a pleasant quantity of kick to it for many who crave some spice!
There’s extra to the Crispy Rooster Sandwich than the identify implies.
The really crispy hen is topped with a tangy buttermilk coleslaw, cilantro, lime, and spicy mayo with Korean BBQ served on the facet. Altogether, it’s a very flavorful sandwich that’s not simply an afterthought compared to the burgers.
I’ve gotta say, although… we have been all shocked by, of all issues, The Turkey Burger! It’s topped with Swiss cheese, smashed avocado and truffle mayo.
In contrast with the opposite burgers which lean in the direction of over-the-top, you wouldn’t suppose this might be a standout. But it surely actually was! This factor was full of taste because of some terrific seasoning, and the entire desk was impressed.
We have been much less impressed, sadly, with the facet of Teriyaki Broccoli. Seasoned with garlic, ginger, sesame, and scallion, it sounds fairly promising, proper? I imply, it bought ME to order broccoli, in order that’s saying one thing.
However the broccoli itself was type of limp and the teriyaki sauce was extra bitter than flavorful. I wouldn’t get it once more.
Talking of sauce, although, I’d extremely advocate grabbing a few the home sauces to dip your fries or some large, yummy onion rings. (Be aware that you simply do obtain your alternative of a sauce if you happen to order a batch of onion rings or a batch of fries, but it surely’s enjoyable to have a pair for the additional buck.)
Decisions embody Texas BBQ, Particular Sauce, and Korean BBQ.
Others embody chipotle mayo, buttermilk-dill, and salsa verde.
My favourite was the chipotle mayo, however my tablemates preferred others the very best, which is why it’s good to have a number of for the household or your folks to swimsuit numerous tastes.
It doesn’t matter what you order, you possibly can’t go away with out attempting a CrazyShake!
Umm… or three 😉 .
Let’s begin with The Cake Shake (which, it is best to know, is served at a restricted amount per day. It’s the one one famous as such on the menu.
A cake batter shake (severely, yuuuuummmmm) has a vanilla frosted rim with oodles of rainbow sprinkles. It’s topped with a complete slice of funfetti cake, whipped cream, and MORE sprinkles. And a cherry on high, in fact!
The Bam Bam Shake is a Fruity Pebbles Shake.
This time, the vanilla frosted rim is roofed in fruity pebbles, which additionally high that GIGANTIC pile of whipped cream. A lot whipped cream, in reality, that’s it’s exhausting to see that there’s additionally a rice krispy deal with, a strawberry Pop-Tart, and a few Laffy Taffy in there, too, for good measure! Oh, AND a cherry on high!
The Cookie Shake has a vanilla cookie base.
And it’s NO JOKE. The vanilla frosted rim is coated in cookie crumbles, and it’s topped with a “cookiewich,” crumbled cookies, chocolate chip, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.
And what I say for considered one of these, I say for all… the CrazyShakes are the true deal. Not solely are they the unique, however they’re merely higher and better high quality than the opposite over-the-top shakes I’ve tried (and I’ve had a number of!). The baked items topping the shakes have been all tremendous contemporary and engaging in their very own proper. Then the shakes themselves provided their very own actually attention-grabbing flavors. Plus they have been tremendous creamy, not too icy in any respect. It’s good to know that — as Instagram-worthy as they’re — the CrazyShakes aren’t only for present. They’re legit. So, seize a straw — AND a fork 😉 — and drink up!
That stated, if CrazyShakes strike you as a little bit a lot after a burger and every little thing else, because the precise shakes themselves are so good, you possibly can simply go together with one of many Traditional Shakes.
Might I like to recommend the Peanut Butter? As a result of, WOW!
Black Faucet Craft Burgers & Shakes has really delivered on the new Downtown Disney District location! To place it merely, it’s actually good meals making it a spot that’s properly value a go to. Plus, it’s enjoyable! Although one of many first photos on this submit did have a line (and there was really an extended one throughout my time there for the primary day), it had undoubtedly died down and was not crowded in any respect by the point we left. So don’t let concern of a line maintain you from stopping by and having fun with some New York Metropolis eats at Black Faucet Craft Burgers & Shakes in your subsequent journey to Disneyland Resort!
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